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  • Fairchild Airman makes his mark on space travel

    Working for NASA can be a life changing experience, but discovering a new syndrome affecting astronauts working in space is out of this world.
  • “Dirt Boyz” get dirty

    The snow slams the windshield as the broom weaves back and forth across the Fairchild airfield. The 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction Airmen are no strangers to late night phone calls, dirt under their fingernails and the unpredictable intense weather that comes with living in the Pacific Northwest. They’re often referred to as “Dirt Boyz” for their constant interaction with more than 100 pieces of filthy heavy construction equipment and hand tools used to repair Fairchild’s roads, airfield, fences and drainage systems.
  • Some like it hot, HVAC keeps it cool

    Whether snow, wind, rain or sunshine: Fairchild can experience every season within 24 hours and for Airmen working in the unpredictable weather, having a comfortable haven to retreat to, is a must. The 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron heating ventilation air conditioning and refrigeration Airmen contribute to rapid global mobility by ensuring Team Fairchild’s $5.7 billion mechanical infrastructure operates at peak performance.
  • Fairchild firefighters train to maintain readiness

    Being responsible for thousands of lives, more than 4,000 acres of land and approximately 35 aircraft, the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department knows the importance of keeping their Airmen “rescue ready.”
  • R4R helping Airmen stay resilient through Outdoor Rec

    Outdoor Recreation “is in the business of making people’s vacations,” but it is also in the business of helping people with resilience, social interaction and experiencing the local area’s great outdoors.Outdoor Recreation offers more than 250 trips a year at a small charge to Airmen and their families because of the “Recharge for Resiliency”
  • Shaw, Fairchild Airmen fuel the fight

    A group of F-16CM Fighting Falcons take off from the foggy flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. They soar above the clouds and into the airspace over the Atlantic Ocean, heading east until they can no longer see the land behind them. Despite the meticulous checklists run on aircraft before they take flight, the jets are running low on fuel after being airborne for less than an hour.
  • Fairchild Airman one percent within one percent

    Monday through Friday Senior Airman Ricardo Longarini can be found at the 92nd Air Refueling Squadron creating flight orders, auditing and assigning aircrews to Fairchild refueling missions as a Squadron Aviation Resource Management Airman.
  • Snow begins to fall on Fairchild, KC-135

    Spokane gets an average of 47 inches of snow per year, which provides opportunities for recreation as well as challenges with both ground and air travel. With rapidly dropping wind chills and the arrival of fog, snow and ice, Airmen from the 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron are spending time on the flight line clearing the way for the wing's global reach air refueling mission.
  • Fairchild Airman helps stop violent crime

    Oct. 16, 2016, began as a normal day for Senior Airman Logan Lingren, unaware that his actions in a local restaurant restroom would make the evening news.“I was doing my laundry at a laundromat in the Shadle area,” said Lingren, 92nd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance technician. “While my clothes were in the washer, I walked over
  • Instructor pilot awarded AF Col. Joe Jackson Award

    Capt. Deborah Gaddis is the 509th Weapons Squadron training flight commander, a Weapons Instructor Course instructor and a certified KC-135 Stratotanker instructor pilot. She has been at Fairchild Air Force Base since 2010; first as a pilot with the 92nd Operations Group and in 2015 she became an instructor with the 509th Weapons Squadron.
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